I really hate making labels. But now I have three of them to do before dropping my quilts off for our local show. Did I mention they are due this morning? Yeah….

Anyway, our local guild holds a show every other year. These are the three I am entering.

These will probably get quick hand written labels on muslin. I have several other quilts that I want to make embroidered labels for. I started one yesterday, but clearly Mr. Embroidery Machine and I were not getting along.

I had too much non-sewing stuff to do so I didn’t have time to mess with it. I’ll try again today.

Have a great day!

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This and That Tuesday

I’m actively working on several different projects right now. I didn’t make as much progress on my hand quilting last week, but I’m back at it now. I can’t say my stitches are improving, but I sure love the texture.

I’ve also started machine quilting the QOV. It is mostly ruler  work and slow going.

And far from perfect at that! Here is a little look at the back.

I have a machine embroidery project that I hope to work on today as well. So much to do, so little time.

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ QOV

I’m finally making some progress on Daughter #2’s QOV. I hade one row, two pieced borders, and two straight borders to finish the top. But I just didn’t want to. The pieced borders were made of trapezoids and triangles. Ugh. 

Once I forced myself to get those done, the rest of the top was a breeze. I decided against more borders because it would have been too big. I got it in the frame.

Now I have to decide how to quilt it. I used an old calendar to make myself a stencil so I could use my little white board to try out some ideas.

Not thrilled with any of these. I have the binding done, so I hope I can get the quilting plan nailed down today.

Have a good one!

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Slow Stitching ~ Gwennie

The quiltingnis finally done! And it is time for the hand sewing of the binding.

Her’s a peek at the quilting on the back.

Have a great day!

Linking up with Kathy’s Quilts

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Coins QOV

Another QOV finish to share today. I love that between this and the last QOV, I was able to use nearly every inch of my two jelly rolls.

I used a panto from Urban Elementz called Loop the Loop.

Here’s a look at the back.

And after washing.

All Quilts of Valor are washed before presentation.

Have a great day!
Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictBusy Hands QuiltsCrazy Mom QuiltsCeltic Thistle Stitches

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A Crafty Project ~ Magnets

If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I love vintage enamelware. I while back, I found a table top, just the top. Daughter #3 had the brilliant idea of using it for a magnetic bulletin board in the sewing room.

I just  needed some cool magnets. So I picked up this button cover kit.

 I used wire cutters to remove the button shank.

Then I chose some fabric scraps and got to work covering the “buttons” according to the package directions. After that was done, I used glue Dots to adhere disk magnets to the back.

And voila!

They work great!

Have a wonderful day!

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Gwennie Progress

The quilting on my Gwennie Medallion has begun. I planned to use 60 weight Superior Sew Fine, but I’ve had a lot of issues with thread breakage. Now I am back to my old stand by, Glide thread. No more problems. Her are a few sneak peeks.

It’s very slow going right now. Some of the quilting I love, some parts I want to rip out. Trust me, online pictures can hide a multitude of sins!

Have a great day!

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